25 Days of VOX: Crissinda Ponder

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In honor of VOX’s 25th birthday on May 13, 2018, we are celebrating 25 Days of VOX! For the 25 days leading up to our birthday, we will be sharing short profiles of 25 people who have been a part of VOX’s journey during our first quarter century. Follow along to learn more about the people who have made VOX the place where teens speak and Atlanta listens. Check out the other profiles here.

Crissinda Ponder is a VOX alumna and a current volunteer! She’s pictured here as a VOX teen.

When did you join VOX? I joined VOX in Fall 2007, which was the beginning of my senior year at Creekside High School.

What are you up to now? I’m a finance and education content editor for ABUV Media, a start-up company based in Reno, Nevada. Prior to my current position, I was a mortgage reporter and analyst for Bankrate.com.

What impact has VOX had on you? And what’s your favorite VOX memory? VOX exposed me to the possibility of a journalism-related career. I’d known since second grade that I wanted to be a writer, but I hadn’t really considered journalism before VOX. My favorite memory was interviewing Fonzworth Bentley; such a cool guy.

What’s your hope for VOX’s future? I’m hopeful that VOX continues to reach Atlanta-area teens by giving them a platform that’s not always available elsewhere, and maintains its reputation as a safe space for teens to share ideas and express themselves. Having VOX as a teen meant the world to me.

What 3 words would you use to describe VOX? Cathartic, creative, innovative

Learn more about VOX’s 25th birthday and how we’re celebrating this milestone here.


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